Mental Health Court
Contact Information:

To make a referral to the program or for additional information contact Charlotte Jarisch, Program Coordinator at 864.467.8720.

One in three persons will be diagnosed with a major mental illness in any given year. Approximately 32.4% or 75 million Americans will suffer from some type of mental disorder every year.

The Greenville County Mental Health Court is a treatment alternative to incarceration for offenders with severe mental illness. The program is a community based, voluntary, problem solving court. The court unites defendants involved with the legal system with social service agencies with the goal of diverting individuals with mental disorders, who commit a non-violent criminal offense, away from the criminal justice system.

The program will identify, assess and offer psychiatric treatment and follow-up services for participants. Mental Health Court is supported through the cooperation of Greenville Mental Health and Piedmont Mental Health, Greenville County Probate Court and the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Solicitorís Office.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Current criminal charge
  • Major mental illness
  • Resident of Greenville County
  • Willingness to receive all psychiatric services through GMH/PMH
  • 18 years of age
  • Permission from Solicitor/Arresting Officer/Victim
  • Ability to understand program requirements
Exclusions
  • Current restraining order
  • Currently on probation/parole
  • Current CDV charge/past conviction of CDV High and Aggravated
  • Current charge of Lewd Act Upon a Child
  • Past conviction of a violent crime
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